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Bishop's Blog: Black History Month Focus--“Hidden Figures”

Bishop’s Blog: Black History Month Focus–“Hidden Figures”

If you haven’t already, I encourage you to see the historical movie “Hidden Figures.”  The story plot is based on real events and the lives of three African American women… Read more

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Bishop’s Blog: ‘A Long, Long Way to Go’

In early December I participated in an ecumenical dialogue held periodically between The United Methodist Church and the Roman Catholic Church. During the three days in Birmingham…

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Bishop’s Blog: ‘New Beginnings’

The beginning of a New Year conjures up for me the image of a new start, a rebooted computer, a right-sizing of clutter on our desks, the balancing of a check-book, a new resolve…

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Bishop’s Blog: ‘Privilege’

We are living in a time when our country is becoming more and more aware of white privilege. According to Wikipedia, “White privilege is a term of societal privileges that benefit people identified as white in Western countries…

Preach Social Justice on Sunday, Jan. 15

Bishop’s Blog: ‘Preach Social Justice on Sunday, Jan. 15’

Advent is a special time of waiting, anticipating and preparing for the sacred, birth of Jesus Christ. So in this appropriate time I want to call on all of you… Read more

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‘Be not afraid!’

I invite you to picture this scenario: An economy with a huge disparity between rich and poor. Groups of people who fear persecution because of their ethnic identity. A government that is protective about its borders. A leader that is seen…

Prayer for Unity

Written after the Presidential election by the Rev. Joseph Martin, pastor of Fallsington UMC, and other Lower Bucks County area clergy, and published in the local newspaper, Courier Times. This… Read more

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‘An Inconvenient Christmas’

Soon we will be singing Advent hymns in our churches and wondering where this passing year has gone. December 25th falls on a Sunday this year, and I am already… Read more

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I Voted, I Vote

From the Bishop’s Blog: “On Election Day I stood in line for an hour and a half to vote. I don’t think the good people of Upper Providence Township expected such a large crowd. There were only four voting machines…”

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‘Saints’

We arrived at my cousin’s grand-daughter’s wedding about an hour early last Saturday. We drove from our house in Phoenixville to Pittsburgh early in the morning and did not know exactly how long it would take to get there…